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STX offers modular offshore substations

STX offers modular offshore substations

FRANCE: Maritime construction group STX France has launched a new modular design for offshore substations it said could cut energy costs by reducing delivery times, capital expenditure and operational costs.

It's hammer time

It's hammer time

NETHERLANDS: Dutch company Fistuca is about to begin testing a radical new piledriver for offshore monopile foundations that aims to cut noise and installation costs.

Twin rotors bring 15MW offshore turbine closer

Twin rotors bring 15MW offshore turbine closer

GERMANY: A pair of downwind two-blade rotors, a nameplate capacity of 15MW and a floating platform mark the groundbreaking approach aerodyn engineering is taking to offshore wind turbine development.


Latest Special Reports

European Offshore 2015 - Special Report

European Offshore 2015 - Special Report

EUROPE: Windpower Offshore looks at the major players in Europe that are leading the way in the offshore market.

Ambitious plans but limited activity in 2015

Ambitious plans but limited activity in 2015

EUROPE: Our offshore installed capacity map below shows the UK is still the European leader, although activity slowed significantly in 2014.

Netherlands rethinks tendering system

Netherlands rethinks tendering system

THE NETHERLANDS: The Dutch government has restructured the tender process to achieve quicker results and cut costs.

Europe's offshore leader faces slower year

Europe's offshore leader faces slower year

UK: New build cemented the UK's position as offshore market leader, and two major turbine manufacturers are setting up production facilities in the country. But a new support system is creating uncertainty, particularly for the biggest developments.


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